On Wednesday, Internet search giant Google updated its Drive for Android app, enhancing it with a new look and noteworthy new features that will chiefly facilitate the users in storing and accessing their files on the go.
The updated Drive for Android app - which is available for download from Google Play - now boasts a revamped user interface, with the Drive files displayed in a "simple card-style." Users who want to see bigger previews, so that they can easily find and review the specific files, can now swipe between photos and other files.
In an initial funding round led by True Ventures, an amount of $3 million has been raised by Basho co-founder Antony Falco for launching Orchestrate. io database API, which is similar to Twilio in the sense that it is capable of easing the complexity related to the addition of features to mobile and web applications.
The $3 million funds raised by Basho in the funding round - in which Frontline Ventures and Resonant Venture Partners also participated - will essentially go towards getting Orchestrate's existing solution into production as well as hiring more engineers.
According to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released on Sunday, the last two weeks witnessed a sharp increase in the price of one gallon of gasoline in the US. The rise in the gasoline prices comes amid outages at the refineries in the Midwest and the West Coast.
Going by the figures released by the Lundberg Survey, the average price of one gallon of regular gasoline in the US on Sunday was $3.66; while the average cost of midgrade and premium was $3.84 per gallon and $3.98 per gallon respectively.
In what apparently is the latest cyberattack launched by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacktivist group, the hawkers targeted The Financial Times on Friday, breaking into a number of the company's Twitter accounts and blog headlines.
As a part of their cyberattack on The Financial Times, the SEA hackers managed to change the headlines of posts on the company's blog posts to "Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army." Moreover, on one of The Financial Times' Twitter accounts, the hackers posted a link to a video execution on YouTube.
According to the most recent market data released by IDC on Thursday, the contribution of Apple iOS in the 2013 first-quarter shipments of smartphones was 17.3 percent; a figure which marks a fall from the 23 percent share which iOS had in smartphone shipments in the same quarter last year.
However, going by the statistics released by Apple last month, the January-March quarter of 2013 was the company's strongest ever first quarter so far as shipments volume is concerned. Apple revealed that its first quarter shipments had touched a record high of 37.4 million iPhones.
At the start of its annual Google I/O conference on Wednesday, Google unveiled a `pure' Android Galaxy S4 smartphone, which will be a special edition, stock Android version of Samsung's flagship handset.
According to the details shared by Google, the Samsung Galaxy S4 - like other Galaxy models sold in the US - will run the Android OS 4.2 version. However, the S4 will differ from the other Galaxy handsets in the sense that it will run a `pure' version of Android, sans either Samsung's custom software like the TouchWiz interface or the software included from different carriers.
In a Tuesday blog post, Microsoft officials shared information about some of the expected features of the company's next edition of its Windows Phone 8 operating system, which is being referred to as the General Distribution Release 2, or `GDR2.'
Although the next Windows Phone 8 OS update has not formally been called the GRD2 update, the Microsoft officials have nonetheless hinted in the recent blog post that the update will likely be released to existing Windows Phone 8 users "later this summer."
Online retail giant Amazon disclosed in a Monday statement that it has worked out a deal for the acquisition of Liquavista, the company which manufactures "electrowetting" display panels. The financial terms of the deal have, however, not been officially disclosed.
With the "electrowetting" technology used by Liquavista basically aimed at developing color displays for e-readers as well as portable media players, the Digital Reader has reported that the first commercially available "electrowetting" display panels will likely hit the markets some time this year.
With Google's annual I/O event just round the corner, an AndroidPolice report has revealed that Google is apparently set to challenge Apple's Game Center with its own gaming hub, which - due to absence of any official disclosure - is being tentatively referred to as `Google Play Games.'
The AndroidPolice report is based on a tear down of newly-released Android application package (APK) files for `Play Services,' the surreptitious grunt app which deals with app updates and other similar things.
In an indication that online retail giant Amazon is apparently planning to expand its hardware portfolio beyond its existing lineup of Kindle devices, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report has revealed that Amazon is working on two smartphones.
Disclosing that the Amazon Lab 126 Cupertino campus is currently working on two handsets, WSJ report, citing unidentified sources "familiar with the company's plans," said that one of the handsets being developed by Amazon is the 4.7-inch Amazon Kindle Phone.
With Apple expected to unveil its next mobile OS version - the still-to-be-announced iOS 7 - at its upcoming WWDC event in June, reports on different websites have hinted that the company is probably testing the new iOS to ensure that it is ready to be introduced to the developers and the public.
It has recently been reported by Apple news site MacRumors and mobile site creator Onswipe that, in the last week, there were indications galore that traffic emanating from iOS 7 had witnessed a notable increase.
The country's first case of new SARS-like virus has been reported by France's health ministry. In the Saudi Arabia, the virus has killed many people. The total number of deaths are 18.
The deadly novel coronavirus was found in a 65-year-old man, who came back to France from a holiday in Dubai. He is in intensive care intensive care in a hospital in the northern city of Douai.
It added, "This is the first and only confirmed case in France to date."
Council chiefs have stated that despite changes planned, England has an uncertain future in regard to social care as services have been forced into budget cuts.
According to research by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, this year alone, from the £16bn budget, £800m was likely to be taken.
It was warned by the group that this definitely meant that things were going from bad to worse.
This follows after things becoming evident that the government is all set to state in the Queen's Speech that it is determined to reform the system.
On Tuesday, Bethesda Softworks announced the return of the classic first-person shooter, the Wolfenstein series, with a new title called `Wolfenstein: The New Order.' The new game is a re-imagined and action-adventures edition of Wolfenstein; and it puts the gamers in control of an American war hero - B. J. Blazkowicz - during the period when the Nazis won World War II.
Set in the 1960s Europe, the task which `Wolfenstein: The New Order' sets before the players acting as the protagonist is to launch a counter-offensive which has been described as `impossible.'
Siding with Apple in its patent scuffle with Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility, the European Union (EU) anti-trust officials said on Monday that Motorola's filing of a patent injunction against Apple in Germany amounted to an abuse of the position which Motorola holds in the German mobile market.
With regard to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend which is on the cards for employees in the coming years, the findings of a new study conducted by research firm Gartner have revealed that, by the year 2017, nearly 50 percent of all employers will require employees to make use of their own smartphones and tablets for work needs.
The recently-revealed schedule for Google's forthcoming I/O developer conference shows that the company will hold only one, three-hour-long, keynote session this year, for announcing all its planned products.
The decision to hold one single keynote session marks a departure from Google's traditional practice of splitting its I/O speeches over two days, to separately highlight the announcements from its two main developer platforms - Android and Chrome.
During the course of an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins questioned the need of mobile devices; and said that, in about five years or so, the popularity of tablets may wane.
With the statement apparently hinting that BlackBerry is likely to cancel its projected move to launch a successor to the company's doomed PlayBook tablet device, Heins told Bloomberg that, five years from now, there probably will be hardly any reason for consumers to own a tablet device.
According to a new 9to5Mac report, Apple's next Mac OS X update - the OS X version 10.9, which has been codenamed `Cabernet' - will likely be released in summer this year; and will boast some noteworthy improvements which will bring OS X more in line with the iOS.
As per the report, citing the information shared by unidentified sources aware of the proceedings at Apple, the OS 10.9 version will not mark a complete system revamp, though some of the subtleties of the new software will include Finder tags and a tabbed browsing mode.
Annual checks recommended for controlling diabetes in Worcestershire are being availed by just 40 per cent of people.
A national audit says that the West Midlands average is 51 per cent and national average is 54 per cent and the percentage of people getting the recommended checks in Worcestershire is way below these averages.
An advertising campaign has been launched in the region by Diabetes UK and the campaign sets the 15 healthcare essentials that every person with diabetes should be receiving.
The story of Hollywood diva Angelina Jolie, who is undergoing prophylactic double mastectomy, has given birth to numerous queries in the mind of oncologists in Bangalore.
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